Global Patent Index - EP 1227342 B1

EP 1227342 B1 2004-11-24 - Intravascular ultrasound enhanced image and signal processing

Title (en)

Intravascular ultrasound enhanced image and signal processing

Title (de)

Verarbeitung von mittels Ultraschall erzeugten und verbesserten intravaskulären Abbildungen und Signalen

Title (fr)

Elaboration d'images intravasculaires et signaux obtenus et améliorés par échographie ultrasonique

Publication

EP 1227342 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 02009251 A

Priority

  • EP 98111201 A
  • US 87912597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: US6152878A] A device and method for intravascular ultrasound imaging. A catheter including ultrasonic apparatus is introduced into and may be moved through a bodily lumen. The apparatus transmits ultrasonic signals and detects reflected ultrasound signals which contain information relating to the bodily lumen. A processor coupled to the catheter is programmed to derive a first image or series of images and a second image or series of images from the detected ultrasound signals. The processor is also programmed to compare the second image or series of images to the first image or series of images respectively. The processor may be programmed to stabilize the second image in relation to the first image and to limit drift. The processor may also be programmed to monitor the first and second images for cardiovascular periodicity, image quality, temporal change and vasomotion. It can also match the first series of images and the second series of images.

IPC 1-7

G01S 15/89; A61B 8/12

IPC 8 full level

A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 8/00 (2006.01); A61B 8/06 (2006.01); A61B 8/12 (2006.01); G01S 7/52 (2006.01); G01S 15/89 (2006.01); G06T 1/00 (2006.01); G06T 7/20 (2017.01)

CPC

A61B 8/463 (2013.01); G06T 7/20 (2013.01); G01S 7/52034 (2013.01); G01S 7/52036 (2013.01); G01S 7/52046 (2013.01); A61B 8/06 (2013.01); A61B 8/12 (2013.01); G01S 7/52025 (2013.01); G01S 15/894 (2013.01); G01S 15/8979 (2013.01)

DCS

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

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